Chicken Fajita Recipe

This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal! Chicken fajitas are always a crowd pleaser!

Chicken Fajita Recipe - This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal! // addapinch.com

You guys know by this point that I am all about quick, simple, easy weeknight suppers. Right?

Hopefully, many of you like the same kinds of meals. You know, those kind of suppers where you rush into the kitchen late in the afternoons from work, ball practice or games, Scouts, or one of the other million activities it seems like your family is involved and you have about 30 minutes to have supper on the table and your family fed before it’s time for them to dive into homework and other responsibilities before bedtime. Whew!

If any of that sounds the least bit familiar, then you might want to save this recipe for just those sorts of weeks!

While it comes together super quickly, I want to share with you how I like to prep the night before to make it go even smoother on the busiest of nights!

Ready?

I slice my chicken and vegetables the night before and place them into two separate zip top bags – one for the chicken and another for the vegetables. Then, I mix together the marinade for the meat in a jar with a screw top lid and pour 1/3 of the mixture over the chicken, 1/3 over the vegetables, and secure the lid tightly so that I can use it on the fajitas as they cook the next day.

Then, the next night, I simply heat my skillet and saute the vegetables, remove them to a plate and then cook them chicken in the same skillet. As the chicken is almost cooked through, I add the vegetables back to the skillet and add the remaining marinade to them. Then, I serve the chicken fajitas with tortillas, sour cream, avocado slices, and salsa.

Let me just tell you, my whole family loves this meal and it makes me feel like the most organized person in the universe when I put it on the table!

Chicken Fajita Recipe - This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Chicken Fajitas recipe. Make them soon!

Chicken Fajita Recipe - This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal! // addapinch.com
Yield: 6

Chicken Fajita Recipe

Total Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Chicken Fajita Recipe - This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal!

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium red pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium green or yellow pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6-8 tortillas warmed

Optional Garnish:

Directions

  1. Place the chicken into a sealable bag. Place the peppers and onion into a separate sealable bag. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic to a jar with a screw top or tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Pour 1/3 over chicken, 1/3 over vegetables and reserve the remainder in the jar for using when cooking the chicken fajitas. Seal the bags tightly and refrigerate for one hour to overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour vegetable bag into the skillet and cook until just tender crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet to a plate and add chicken strips to the same skillet. When the chicken is cooked throughout, add vegetables back to the skillet along with the reserved marinade.
  3. Serve with tortilla and optional garnishes.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 679mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 36.1%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Chicken Fajita Recipe - This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal! // addapinch.com

 

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2015.

21 comments on “Chicken Fajita Recipe”

  1. Sounds like a plan!! I need to share this with my niece, who has two very busy boys. Pinning it!!

  2. I have chicken fajitas on my menu this month. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  3. These chicken fajitas should please the whole family!

  4. I am such a fajita girl and these are all types of fantastic! Great for a busy weeknight!

  5. Robyn,
    I love fajitas. I always order them when we go for Mexican.
    Annamaria

  6. I love chicken fajitas. But my wife is not really into cooking Mexican food. So I made this as described, and it turned out great.

  7. I like the seasoning you used. These sound great.

  8. I’m not making your fajitas today, but I needed a dessert recipe. You have the world’s best cakes, so I always know what blog to go to for dessert! I’m making your strawberry cake, I’m going on a sisters weekend and wanted to leave something special for my husband and 2 sons. Thanks for your great recipes!

  9. I’ve never tried making fajitas but looking at these pictures and your post on this recipe, I think I want to try THIS one real soon!
    Mexican food isn’t my favorite but I do have a great recipe for mexican stuffed peppers that I love and I do like homemade tacos.
    Haven’t gone wrong with any of your other recipes, so I am sure I will love this one too!

  10. I just love all your 30 minute meals – so simple, quick and easy! I look forward to see what you come up with next! Thanks!

  11. Tried this dish last night and was really disappointed. There was not nearly enough marinade to flavor either the vegs or chicken. Had to add an additional tablespoon when cooking both vegs and chicken. Also needed additional seasoning. It just didn’t have a depth to the flavor. If I were to make it again, I would kick up the spices, a lot.

  12. This was fast & easy, for sure! Very tasty. My hubby and I had this for dinner last night. I wish I had planned a little further ahead to marinate the chicken longer – barely an hour for us. I wound up adding more cumin, garlic, and a good squeeze of fresh lime juice as I was cooking the final step with the chicken & veggies. We had leftover fajitas in quesadilla form for lunch today, and the chicken was even more flavorful than last night. I will definitely do this again and ensure to marinade overnight or prep first thing in the morning to have for dinner. Thank you, Ms. Robyn!! Good Stuff…. as usual : )

  13. I used all the marinade to marinate overnight. I’m going to mix up some more for tomorrow night when I cook it! Not a fajita person, my boyfriend is by I’m excited to try this!

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